Letting toddlers run around naked -- innocence or indecency?

Every week, CafeMom airs another real-mom confession -- because, let's face it, it doesn't always work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

I let my toddlers run around the house, the front porch, and the yard without clothes on.

"So cute, so innocent and free!" confesses one CafeMom.

"I see nothing wrong with it, as long as the girl isn't of puberty age," another user admits. "If the girl is developing, then I would have an issue because that's when men start becoming pervs (well, men are always pervs, but you know what I mean.)"

"I'm not worried about perverts looking at my child naked," says a third confessor. "These people are so sick and twisted that they don't need to actually see a naked body. They get as much arousal out of a fully clothed kid at the store. There's not a thing we can do about it but be vigilant and protect our children. And I, for one, am not going to let some sicko curtail my enjoyment of life, particularly on my own property, by dictating what my child does or does not wear."

Should toddlers be allowed to be outside in only their birthday suits where strangers could see them?
In a CafeMom poll, 65 percent of moms said NO WAY, but 35 percent said it's perfectly acceptable or at least in certain circumstances.

What say you -- is there any danger in letting toddlers go naked in public? Is it a matter of safety or modesty? Do you find it indecent -- even at such a young age?

Written by Cynthia Dermody, CafeMom.com

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Past Confessions:
I Throw Away My Kid's Artwork
My Toddlers Eat Pizza for Breakfast
I'm Dying My Toddler's Hair
I Leave My Toddler Alone in the Bath
I'm on Vacation, But My Kid Is Still Going to Day Care
I Favor My Older Child
I Let My Toddler Eat Food Before Paying for It